FAQs on Admissions

1. What happens if an applicant’s priority status changes?

An applicant’s priority status may change, for example, through making a Nomination Rights application or as a result of a sibling gaining entry to an ESF school.  In such cases, the applicant will be placed onto the waiting list in their newly acquired priority group according to the date the priority change occurred.


2. When should I submit applications to ESF schools for my children?

Parents may submit an online application for admission for the current academic year or next academic year for ESF primary or secondary, Renaissance College or Discovery College. There are waiting lists at each of our schools and the offer of a place is dependent on vacancy being available.

Central Applications for 2018-19 Year 1 (born in 2013) and Year 7 (born in 2007) will be open from 1 to 30 September 2017 for ESF primary & secondary schools. For parents who wish to apply, please click Year 1 or Year 7 for the latest application information available from June 2017.

Those who have missed the central application period or who are applying for years other than Year 1 and Year 7 need to apply through general applications.

Dual applications are permitted to ESF and the two private independent schools (PIS). Applications to Discovery College and Renaissance College are through a separate application processes, detailed on each of the college’s websites.

Applicants to ESF International Kindergartens should refer to the website for further information on admissions procedures.


3. What are the selection criteria of ESF schools for applicants?